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Randall S. Newton is Managing Editor of GraphicSpeak. He has been writing about engineering and design technologies for more than 25 years.

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Oculus unveils new virtual reality art software

Oculus unveils new virtual reality art software

Medium for sculpting and Quill for illustrative storytelling will be bundled with new hand-held controllers for use with the Rift VR headset. Oculus, the company behind the Oculus Rift virtual reality (VR) headset recently released its new Oculus Touch controllers with two new VR art applications. The applications, Oculus Medium and Oculus Quill will allow […]

By March 3, 2017 Read More →
DotProduct unveils Handheld 3D imaging anywhere, anytime, anyplace

DotProduct unveils Handheld 3D imaging anywhere, anytime, anyplace

The new DPI-8X works with an Android tablet to offer a more portable option for project scanning. DotProduct recently released its new DPI-8X handheld 3D scanner, a device aiming to put portable, durable, and easy-to-use 3D imaging tools directly into your hands, literally. The DPI-8X works in tandem with an Android tablet and DotProduct’s proprietary […]

By March 2, 2017 Read More →
Gravity Sketch takes 3D design inside virtual reality

Gravity Sketch takes 3D design inside virtual reality

Opening the doors of 3D creation through consumer-class VR displays. As virtual reality (VR) technologies continue seeping into the mainstream, a team of independent developers have created what they call “the first cross-platform mixed reality 3D creation application” in the form of Gravity Sketch VR. Created by a team of engineers and designers, the London […]

By March 1, 2017 Read More →
Equipping space-age road warriors

Equipping space-age road warriors

Using HyperSizer Express to sculpt the bike of the future with composites. Cycling is one of those rare modern-day activities which combines good-old-fashioned sweat and tears with some of the most state-of-the-art composite materials known to man. Creating an aerodynamically sound, lightweight, and of course good-looking bicycle frame can be quite the task. It’s also made […]

By February 28, 2017 Read More →
Q&A: VFX Supervisor Boyd Shermis

Q&A: VFX Supervisor Boyd Shermis

From Speed and Swordfish to Fear the Walking Dead, a top VFX supervisor stays connected to a global team with CineSync for video production collaboration. It is not uncommon for technical creatives in media and entertainment to be known more for the projects they worked on rather than a particular employer. Boyd Shermis has a […]

By February 27, 2017 Read More →
Arnold earns an Academy SciTech award

Arnold earns an Academy SciTech award

The “brute force” renderer has been used a wide variety of films. The Arnold renderer, published by the recently acquired Solid Angle, has been honored by The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with a 2017 Scientific and Technical Achievement Award. It joins another rendering product, V-Ray from Chaos Group, in receiving a SciTech […]

By February 23, 2017 Read More →
EnvisioneerVR extends immersive home design views

EnvisioneerVR extends immersive home design views

New Google Cardboard app complements existing Oculus and Vive displays. Home design software developer Cadsoft has added a virtual reality viewer app for Google Cardboard to its product line, extending its recent move into immersive viewing for home design plans. The new Android app complements existing capabilities to view Envisioneer home plans on Oculus Rift […]

By February 23, 2017 Read More →
Turning trucks into emergency vehicles with 3D technology

Turning trucks into emergency vehicles with 3D technology

A SmartTech 3D scanner and Geomagic Design X help a small Polish manufacturer customize 100 vehicles a year. Too often stories about new uses for 3D design technology focus on things like aerospace manufacturing, skyscraper construction, or feature films. But more mundane professions are also finding ways to incorporate 3D data into their work. BOCAR […]

By February 22, 2017 Read More →
Graphics add-in boards up 21% in fourth quarter

Graphics add-in boards up 21% in fourth quarter

Demand for more powerful graphics processing continues to rise even as PC sales continue to drop. Shipment of graphics add-in boards (AIB) jumped 21% in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared to the year-ago period, according to a new market research report released today by Jon Peddie Research. By comparison, sales of desktop PCs fell […]

By February 21, 2017 Read More →
Tech Soft 3D optimizes HOOPS line of development platforms for Native and Web

Tech Soft 3D optimizes HOOPS line of development platforms for Native and Web

The toolmaker for 3D technical applications is riding the wave of WebGL and simultaneous app development.   3D technology development vendor Tech Soft 3D has updated its suite of development platforms to be equally valuable for desktop, cloud/browser, and mobile app software development.    HOOPS Native Platform 2017, HOOPS Web Platform 2017 and HOOPS Platform […]

By February 20, 2017 Read More →